case was finally settled with the band's original three members gaining sole rights to the Ryche moniker, singer Geoff Tate
was asked to comment on the settlement and walking out as the lawsuit's losing side."I think it's great. I'm very happy that it's over and done and we can all move on with our lives,"
Tate told Billboard
. "It's been long, bitter two years, I'll tell you. I'm glad it's over."
Noting how the "slow going"
settlement took too long to reach and comparing it with the Pink Floyd
case, Geoff wasn't able to share much of the settlement's specific details, despite being a bit pressed by the interviewer."Oh gosh, you know, the whole experience was such a betrayal and so negative that I'm really ready to get past it, not think about it anymore, and it doesn't really bear looking back on in my mind right now.
[Laughs] That's the last thing I want to do is think about it some more,"
the vocalist noted.
As reported, the settlement left Geoff with rights to perform "Operation: Mindcrime
" and "Operation: Mindcrime 2
" efforts, hence the Pink Floyd vs. Roger Waters
comparison. Briefly touching on the mentioned albums, Tate didn't discard the possibility of touring the classic records sometime in the near future.